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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pound v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Expounding.]
 1. To lay open; to expose to view; to examine. [Obs.]
    He expounded both his pockets.   --Hudibras.
 2. To lay open the meaning of; to explain; to clear of obscurity; to interpret; as, to expound a text of Scripture, a law, a word, a meaning, or a riddle.
    Expound this matter more fully to me.   --Bunyan.